ROTHELOWMAN announces the appointment of property industry professional, Nigel Hobart to the role of Managing Principal at the leading national architecture firm.

Non-architects are being appointed to senior management roles at major firms today; however, when Hobart was made a Principal at ROTHELOWMAN seven years ago it was far from the norm.

Hobart recalled that when he joined the firm, ROTHELOWMAN had 32 employees in Melbourne operating in a traditional architecture set-up. However, the practice was open to a new perspective and saw the value in integrating management consulting principles into the firm’s professional approach.

ROTHELOWMAN now has 120 employees across three states.

Hobart has more than two decades of business and commercial management experience in the property industry and will be ‘managing the business of architecture’ in his new role, allowing founding principals Shane Rothe and Kim Lowman to focus on the company’s design and client relations sectors.

Along with Rothe and Lowman, Hobart has helped ROTHELOWMAN triple its size in the past seven years. Hobart has now been elevated to head up the team as they expand their office in Sydney to service NSW and the ACT.